They are confabulating a story to explain away the loss. If left un-rebutted, this “narrative” will eventually congeal into accepted wisdom, and it will then be cited for years and decades to come as reason why they are completely blameless. Notwithstanding their 2016 humiliation, the Clintons still have a huge, well-funded, and feverishly…
I’m coming at the question from a “slightly” different perspective of a right rogue feminist. I’m not sure why we are still talking about Hillary Clinton (or Lena Dunham or….) especially since the media and influential leftists are, as you note, doing everything they can to place blame somewhere else, anywhere else.
This is a bit of a self-correcting problem, though. If media continutes to avoid confronting their capability, then they will simply implode even more quickly. Something will replace them. Let’s hope that something knows how to do actual journalism.